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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 26, 2011 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Fall 1972 Show

Not enough jamming in 10-18-72? It has more jamming than 10-17 and 10-19 combined...

I have a soft spot for 11-13-72, strictly for the very dark & intense Dark Star>Dew. (The rest of the second set is basically filler.)
Though the Dead may not have been playing with him in mind, it's easy to hear this as a kind of elegy for the Allmans' bass player Berry Oakley, who'd died two days before. (The Allmans were supposed to tour with the Dead in the Texas shows the following week.) The Dead didn't play Morning Dew again until 12/15.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 26, 2011 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Fall 1972 Show

"Not enough jamming in 10-18-72? It has more jamming than 10-17 and 10-19 combined... "

I'm not comparing 10-18 to the other Fox Theatre shows. All 3 of them don't have a lot of jamming. I'm picking my favorite fall '72 show and for me that requires more than the standard amount of jamming. 10-18-72 has a nice DS and a nice short PITB. Other than that, most songs are only in the 5 minute range and are pretty standard versions. The quality of playing in all 3 Fox Theatre shows is way up there, but I can't consider any of them the best fall '72 show.

DP 36 is my favorite right now mostly due to the DS>Dew, but I find the whole show to be way above average. So many highlights for me and I love the setlist as well.

Even DP36 which I picked, is only my favorite right now. When it comes to the Dead my favorites are constantly changing for the most part.

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-09-26 18:14:28

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 26, 2011 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Fall 1972 Show

I think I see what you mean, you seem to be referring to setlists. They only had a handful of real "jam" songs in late 1972, so most shows tended to have the same amount of jamming, except the ones that had less...
A few shoot the works, though - 9/21 for instance, the second set starts with He's Gone>Truckin', neither of which were played on 10/18. (And 9/21 is, of course, a much longer show.) But much the same short five-minute tunes bulked up the setlists on any given night; and that tendency would become even more extreme in early '73...

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 26, 2011 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Fall 1972 Show

man I played the 11-13 ds > dew the other day while riding in a coach bus through scenic parts of SW wisconsin. It was a cosmic 40ish minutes. Its gotta be a top 3 version of the ds > dew sequence, right?